Your little one loves watching a particular toy or is particularly scared of someone in the family and maybe even smiles every time they see you. These behaviour patterns of your infant are obviously not random. It’s how they are starting to understand the world around them. It’s their development of cognition.
Cognitive development in simpler terms is the shaping up of thought processes and perceptions. It includes skills like remembering, understanding, problem solving and decision making.
Babies begin to understand the world and communicate with it long before they have even learnt a language, and mind it babies are over curious, because they have a lot to discover.
Milestones are no hard and fast rules. Each child takes their own sweet time to blossom. Being aware of the milestones is more about having a grid to track your child’s progress from one stage to other stage of understanding. Here’s a cognitive milestones chart for your reference.